On October 7, 2015, Pauline Jakobsberg announced:
I am pleased to announce that I was chosen among ten artists in the District of Columbia to participate in Art Cart: Saving the Legacy. My works, which will be organized, labeled and documented, will then be permanently archived at Columbia University’s open source archive, Academic Commons, as “The Art Cart Collection”.
The Project Art Cart: Saving the Legacy, launched in New York City and Washington DC, grew from research conducted by the Research Center for Arts and Culture. It revealed that artists are in many respects a model for society, maintaining strong social networks and an astonishing resilience as they age. Yet 95% of artist over 62 years of age who have spent a lifetime making art have not archived their work nor made any preparation for their work after death.
The Research Center for Arts and Culture and The Actors Fund, founded at Columbia University, provide data, information and programming in service of artists and the arts. The two-site nine-month project features artists whose media include film, video, mixed media, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installations, conceptual art, etc. They represent a living history of America – from the Works Progress Administration to the civil Rights and the Women’s Movement. It should be noted that museums are very interested in archived work.
I will be learning the program in the fall of 2015 and working with a graduate student from January to May, 2016 to document my work. Culminating exhibitions of the ten artists from DC and ten from NY will be held in fall 2016.